Northeast Florida Regional Ephemera Collection. Performing Arts, General Events and Entertainment.

Finding Aid

Collection Number: M12-3
Dates: 1923-2012
Size: 3 linear feet
Repository: Special Collections, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida
Arrangement: Collection arranged by performance / performance series / event title, and sub-arranged alphabetically by title of item.
Language: English
Container List: View Container List

Abstract

The collection provides historical documentation of social and cultural activities, events and life in Northeast Florida from 1923 to date. The core of the collection are print ephemera, including event and performance programs, cards and invitations, posters, and schedules. Unique items include source materials from the dedication of the St. James Building in 1997 as the new Jacksonville City Hall, the 100th Centennial commemorating the Great Jacksonville Fire of 1901, and the reopening of the Jacksonville Terminal in 1986 as the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center. Musical performance programs date from 1923; theater programs and posters document theatrical groups no longer extant. Memorabilia includes souvenir items from major events held in Northeast Florida.

Acquisition

Items acquired via the donations of Archives staff, and Linda L. Smith. It is anticipated that items will continue to be added.

Access to the Collection

The collection is open for research. For additional information and to make an appointment to view the collection, contact (904) 620-1533 or e-mail lib-special@unf.edu.

Preferred Citation

Northeast Florida Regional Ephemera Collection. Performing Arts, General Events and Entertainment. Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Additional Guides

Historical / Biographical Note

The primary source materials in this collection provide insights into the daily cultural and social lives of local residents. The earliest item is a musical program dated 1923; the majority of the materials date from the late twentieth century to the present decade.

Scope and Content Note

Printed materials include event and performance programs, cards and invitations, posters, and schedules. Musical performance programs date from 1923; theater programs and posters date from 1930 and document the performances of theatrical groups no longer extant. Unique items include source materials from the dedication in 1997 of the St. James Building as the new Jacksonville City Hall, the 100th Centennial commemorating the Great Jacksonville Fire of 1901, and the reopening of the Jacksonville Terminal in 1986 as the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center. Memorabilia includes souvenir items from major annual events held in Northeast Florida, such as the Florida First Coast Writers' Festival, Florida Forum Lecture Series, Jacksonville Film Festival, and the Much Ado about Books Festival.

Index Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection:

 

  • Jacksonville (Fla.) -- History.
  • Jacksonville Beach (Fla.) -- History.
  • Jacksonville Region (Fla.) -- History.
  • Music -- Florida -- Jacksonville.
  • Theaters -- Florida -- Jacksonville.
  • Printed ephemera.
  • Pamphlets.